NZSAS First Among Equals – Part 10

NZSAS: First Among Equals is a world first – an exclusive documentary series about the inner workings of this country’s most famous elite, the “top 1 percenters” of the new zealand defence force – better known as the NZSAS. Based on 3 years of unprecedented access, this New Zealand series includes never before seen footage of the successful few who’ve earned a place in New Zealand’s leading military unit. It observes them under pressure as they struggle to learn a multitude of expert skills including parachuting, marksmanship, demolitions, infiltration, survival techniques and communications – all to the SAS benchmark.

25 Comments on "NZSAS First Among Equals – Part 10"

  1. misterabuse | June 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm |

    @grovestreet “hoorah?” “no, no hoorah”. ahhh…. XD SAS ftw!

  2. markaurelius61 | June 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm |

    “Go home, come back in civvies, tell your wife you don’t know when you’ll be home next”

  3. @dontfuckwithus bet they did alot worse m8 u dick

  4. retro94xar | June 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm |

    @vaccine23 He was going out to afghanistan and he’s not sure when he’ll be back.

  5. what was the guy at 4:20 saying?

  6. dontfuckwithus | June 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm |

    Bet those guy didnt walk straight for a week after interigation

  7. lol youtube warrior, dun dun dun… i like that i’m going to start saying that now thanks lol


  9. onmywaytothedarkside | June 18, 2010 at 12:30 am |

    As I thought. You’re just another full of shit Youtube warrior. Get a life kid.

  10. onmywaytothedarkside | June 18, 2010 at 1:12 am |

    Of course you can provide the evidence to substantiate your statement.

    Or are you just another full of shit Youtube warrior?

  11. Well, you could be right – but where is the proof daboom2006…I am an Aussie and have served in the ADF and have great respect for the SASR as being one of the very best – but there is simply no substance to what you are saying – if there is, then let’s here it!! No, the Brit SAS deserve number one spot, as they have been around for longer and simply have more wide ranging experience..and there is nothing say that SASR are better than NZSAS either…they all have their strengths!!

  12. daboom2006 | June 18, 2010 at 1:23 am |

    Australian SAS have more combat experience and better track record than the British. They are considered the best plain and simple.

  13. The US marine by large should find it tough. They can’t be compared with the Royal Marine Commando. One is of Corp size while the other is consider a special force. You definitely can’t expect the government to spend the money to train an entire corp to be of same capability as a special force.

  14. how does that have any correlation to the video whatsoever?

  15. for me this proves that nzs ncea qualifications makes us a country of wusses.

  16. gregvance | June 18, 2010 at 3:27 am |

    Thanks for that, will look into it, they’re all pretty awesome soldiers.

  17. Chelseaboy30000 | June 18, 2010 at 3:53 am |

    Everything you said is completely true but you said the SBS are not considered as elite as the SAS. They are, its just as there out of the public eye you assume there not, do some research on them and you will find out they are considered if not as elite, but better.

  18. gregvance | June 18, 2010 at 4:36 am |

    I massively doubt that the average US marine would find SAS selection easy. I remember some US Marines saying once that “Maybe, maybe, one day a US Marine might be as good as a Royal marine Commando” – and as tough as they are, the SAS are still far superior to Royal marines. The Royal marines have a special forces section, the SBS, which I’m pretty sure is still considered not as elite as the SAS is.

  19. I give the men of the NZSAS my complete and utter respect. They are indeed very special men, who are trained to the endth degree in all manner of warfare and also have great humility and a brotherhood spirit!! What a priviledge to see this rare glimpse of a truely great unit!

  20. Budsclass29; Most US Special Forces are overrated. British SAS are better than any of them, and the NZ SAS and Australian SAS are at least the equal of any US Special Forces unit – but I still believe even better. They have more discipline, per man alot more success in combat, better individual training, more autonomous and just better soldiers…no one outside of the US (who knows anything) thinks that the US are best. The NZSAS are a very, very fine unit, worthy of great respect!! Amen.

  21. Jaysteez7 | June 18, 2010 at 5:59 am |

    Hey guys, I think fitness is and indurance are important factors. But at the same time you have to remember that the whole point of any special forces early training is to weed out the weak. Its not a true measure of how good a fighting force is. One other point is that the techniques and strategies special forces use mostly come from the SAS. They were the originals and thus have been doing it longer than anyone else. So they have more expertise than anyone.

  22. mickeykozzi | June 18, 2010 at 6:54 am |

    so many wanna bes in here with no military experience…get a life

  23. Kampfer1445 | June 18, 2010 at 7:14 am |

    The SEALs are extremely physically fit; so are the Ethiopians. They are still a tacically naive fighting unit, and are inferior on the battlefield to the SAS and many other special forces, including Delta Force and the Green Berets. Any special forces unit that allows Ensigns to serve in its units straight out of the Naval Academy and BUDs is not an expert special forces unit. Also use your head. Much of the SAS course is not shown. Endurance and intelligence are more important than excessive pt

  24. BudsClass229 | June 18, 2010 at 7:52 am |

    I wasn’t asking questions about SEAL Training. I was making a statement. I classed up with Class 229 for BUDs in 1999 which was a Winter Class. All i know is that BUDs is a kick in the nuts school. I don’t believe there is any other Military school harder than BUDs. That is my statement. I saw the video of SAS training and it looked easy to me. I think US Marines could complete SAS training easily. It may sounded like a question but it wasn’t.

  25. Hmm, cant remember when they said this was filmed, but look closely at 3:05, and that last trooper through the door looks suspiciously like Willie Apiata:)

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